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Document Showcase - Women's Rights in Early New York

This collection consists of documents that compare and contrast women's rights under Dutch, English, and American rule in New York. These documents were brought together as part of our web site's Document Showcase.

The Document Showcase is a regular feature that highlights a topic from State history using records from the New York State Archives. Each Showcase includes sample documents, an historical sketch, and links to educational activities for classroom use.  Images in the Digital Collections provide additional context and relationships.  Please see our full Women's Rights in Early New York Showcase for more information.

The records featured in our Women's Rights in New York showcase come from the following series:

A0270 Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1660, New York Colony Secretary of the Province.

A1894 Council papers, 1664-1781, New York Colony Council

A0212 Original colonial laws, 1683-1775, New York Colony Council

13036 Enrolled acts of the State Legislature, 1778-2005, New York State Department of State Bureau of Miscellaneous Records

Please note that only a portion of these series have been included in this digital collection. Other items exist that are not available online. For more information about this collection or to learn about records not represented in the Digital Collections, please contact our office.


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